Segment 3 is located along the north side of U.S. Highway (US) 50 between the Empire and Mound House areas, northeast of Carson City, Nevada. Segment 3 is approximately 2.34 miles of 20-inch diameter steel replacement pipeline along Paiute’s existing Carson Lateral. The segment alignment will begin at Paiute’s existing Carson PLS located at the intersection of Arrowhead Road and US 50 and proceed northeast along US 50 within an existing Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) ROW. The proposed pipeline alignment crosses BLM-administered land (38%) and private land (62%).
This area was previously disturbed during the installation of Paiute’s two existing mainlines in 1963 and 1977. In subsequent years there have been upgrades and improvements along the pipelines, including improvement and expansion of the existing Carson PLS. The proposed Project work will entail replacing approximately 12,400 feet of Paiute’s existing 10-inch diameter Carson Lateral pipeline with new 20-inch diameter steel pipeline immediately adjacent to the existing 12-inch diameter Carson Lateral Loop pipeline, keeping as much as possible within the NDOT right-of-way.